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Register now for the 20th Joint Engineering Societies Conference

Nomination to PEE Vacancy on LAPELS Board - Interested candidates should submit the questionnaire and complete resumes to Brenda Gajan no later than December 1, 2015.

Register now for an 8-Hour PDH Course - Project Controls Seminar to be held in Lake Charles on Friday, January 29, 2016. Click here for more information.   Register online here.

Register now for an 8-Hour PDH Course - Project Management Concepts for Engineers & Facilities Managers. Course will be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 in Baton Rouge. Click here for more information.  Register online here.

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LES has just launched a new Affiliate Program and is inviting all Government Employees to become a member of our Society. Current Sponsoring Agencies at this time are the LA DOTD.

With over a century of service, LES is the only active engineering organization in the State of Louisiana that serves all disciplines and every area of practice.  LES can provide the networking helpful to any career and access to the advice of key professional leaders. LES also provides plenty of opportunities to obtain Professional Development Hours throughout the year and hosts two conferences annually. LES is YOUR VOICE on the regulation of the practice of engineering and surveying in Louisiana through its liaison with the LA Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board (LAPELS). The attached Flyer provides a brief summary of who we are and what we do. Additional information about LES, including Member Benefits and Membership Registration are also attached.

We hope you will consider joining. Please contact Brenda Gajan (Executive Director - 225-924-2021) if you have questions regarding membership.

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DOTD Chief Will Leave Agency Early 2016


Sherri LeBas, the first woman secretary for the state Department of Transportation and Development, said Thursday she plans to leave the agency by the early spring of 2016. “I don’t have a set retirement date at this point,” LeBas said. “I am thinking early spring. So I am playing that by ear.” She said she hopes to help with the transition of the next DOTD secretary, which is expected when a new governor takes office in January. Most cabinet posts are expected to change after Republican David Vitter or Democrat John Bel Edwards wins the race for governor on Nov. 21.

LeBas has held for the job for nearly six years, including major spending for roads and bridges initially when state budget coffers swelled after hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. Baton Rouge area projects, including the widening of Interstate 10 from the I-10/12 split to Highland Road and from the split nearly to Satsuma, were among the beneficiaries. However, DOTD has been plagued by a roughly $12 billion backlog of road and bridge needs in recent years. Repeated efforts to craft solutions have failed in the Legislature, and Gov. Bobby Jindal has opposed any tax hikes for transportation or other state services.

LeBas, a licensed professional engineer who is paid $170,000 per year, made her comments after her final appearance before the annual meeting of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Louisiana. “It has been a tremendous honor to have served in this capacity,” she told the group. “It will be one of the highlights of my life.” LeBas succeeded William Ankner, who resigned suddenly in 2010 amid controversy over a $60 million contract to widen I-10 in Baton Rouge. She has worked for 24 years at DOTD and six other years at the state Division of Administration. The DOTD secretary left a classified job at DOTD about 10 years ago, where she can return.

LeBas is getting married in March.




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